Grapevine: Jay Z supports Clinton with Ohio concert
Keegan-Michael Key named parade Co-Grand Marshal, Trump’s Hollywood star is vandalized and more celebrity news
Jay Z supports Clinton with free Ohio concert
Jay Z is giving a free concert in Cleveland Nov. 4 in support of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic campaign announced this week. Fans can sign up for tickets at hillaryclinton.com. The venue has not been announced yet. The rapper’s concert, intended to target young black voters, is one of several sponsored by the campaign. Other performances include Jon Bon Jovi in Pittsburgh Thursday, Jennifer Lopez in Miami on Saturday and Katy Perry in Philadelphia Nov. 5.
Keegan-Michael Key to co-grand marshal Thanksgiving Day Parade
Actor and Detroit native Keegan-Michael Key will join Judge Damon Keith as co-grand marshals of the 90th America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Key, co-creator of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning comedy show “Key & Peel,” is starring in the upcoming Fox rom-com film “Why Him?” with James Franco and Bryan Cranston. The parade steps off at 8:50 a.m. Nov. 24 at Kirby and Woodward and travels toward Campus Martius. Other celebrities scheduled to be part of the procession include Olympians Allison Schmitt, Aly Raisman and April Ross, musicians Mike Posner and Martha Reeves and cast members from the Tony-nominated musical “Motown the Musical.” The parade will also feature members of the Yankee Air Museum Rosie the Riveter Tribute Corps, including two original riveters, Iva Davie and Laura Eglinsdoerfer. Santa Claus, of course, will also make a high-profile appearance. This year’s parade theme is “90 Years Together.” Produced by the nonprofit Detroit-based Parade Company, the procession will air on television in more than 160 major cities. See it locally on WDIV-TV Local 4 at 10 a.m., or hear it on 760 WJR.
Donald Trump’s Hollywood star gets vandalized, again
Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was destroyed, Los Angeles police confirmed Wednesday morning. An investigation is underway. Deadline Hollywood obtained a video of a man dressed as a construction worker, taking a sledgehammer to the star in the ground. The entertainment website reports the man, identified as James Otis, wanted to auction the star to raise funds for women who have accused Trump of sexually assaulting them. The star, installed on Hollywood Boulevard in 2007 for Trump’s work on the reality TV show “The Apprentice,” has been targeted by vandals several times this year. The acts prompted Leron Gubler, CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, to release a statement in April: “The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of celebrity inductees ... We recognize that there are people upset about numerous issues and lobbying for change, but we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark.”
Ciara and Russell Wilson expecting first child
Ciara and her husband, Russell Wilson, announced on Instagram Tuesday night that they are having their first child together. “On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family... and I’m excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give …” Ciara wrote, adding emoji symbols of a baby and bottle. The Grammy-nominated singer turned 31 years old Tuesday. Wilson, 27, a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, married Ciara in July in England. From a previous relationship with the rapper Future, Ciara has a 2-year-old son, also named Future.
■The world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2017 World Tour to The Palace of Auburn Hills on New Year’s Day. Tickets ($20 for general admission and $75 for VIP) go on sale Nov. 1 at Palacenet.com.
■Rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will perform at the Masonic Temple June 3. Tickets ($59.50) go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Compiled by Stephanie Steinberg
Melody Baetens contributed.
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